April 5, 2011 / 12:18 PM / 6 years ago

Ivory Coast army chief Mangou calls for ceasefire

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ABIDJAN, April 5 (Reuters) - General Philippe Mangou, the military chief of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo, has called for a ceasefire from Tuesday following several days of heavy fighting in the main city Abidjan. "We have called for a ceasefire from today," Mangou told Reuters by phone in Abidjan.

Reporting by Ange Aboa, Writing by Bate Felix

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